Kgothatso Montjane and Donald Ramphadi narrowly lost out on top-flight titles on Friday after putting up gutsy fights with their respective partners in wheelchair tennis finals at the Australian Open.
Aiming for his second Grand Slam title in the quad doubles division, Ramphadi fought hard alongside Israeli partner Guy Sasson in their trophy battle against British player Andy Lapthorne and American David Wagner.
They were narrowly edged out, however, with Lapthorne and Wagner clinching a 6-4 3-6[10-2] victory.
In the women's wheelchair doubles final at Melbourne Park, Montjane and regular partner Yui Kamiji of Japan also fought back to give their opponents a shake.
Aiming to lift their third Grand Slam trophy, the duo took the second set to a tie-break. But the Dutch pairing of Diede de Groot and Jiske Griffioen held their nerve to earn a 6-3 7-6(2) win.